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List of cities in North Korea

The important cities of North Korea have self-governing status equivalent to that of provinces. Pyongyang, the largest city and capital, is classified as a chikhalsi, while one city is classified as t'ŭkpyŏlsi. Other cities are classified as si and are under provincial jurisdiction, at the same level as counties. Notes All population figures come from the 2008 North Korean census. Several former special cities have been re-merged with their provinces, including Chongjin and Kaesong. Rason was annexed into North Hamgyong Province in 2004, but was promoted back to special city in 2010 to help manage it for foreign investment. Chosŏn'gŭl has replaced Hancha. Administrative divisions of North Korea Special cities of North Korea List of cities in South Korea Geography of North Korea Dormels, Rainer. North Korea's Cities: Industrial facilities, internal structures and typification. Jimoondang, 2014. ISBN 978-89-6297-167-5 North Korean cities at Korean Studies, University of Vienna


Astro may refer to: Astro, a South Korean boy band Astro, member of the British reggae band UB40 Astro, a Chilean indie rock band Astro, a Japanese noise music project Astro, contestant on the first season of the U. S. version of The X Factor in 2011 Astro, a 2011 album by Chilean band Astro "Astro", a song by The White Stripes from their 1999 debut The White Stripes Astro, a dog character in the cartoon The Jetsons ASTRO, the Autonomous Space Transport Robotic Operations vehicle, an American technology demonstration satellite Project names of astronomy satellites by ISAS ASTRO-A or Hinotori, a solar X-ray astronomy satellite ASTRO-B or Tenma, an X-ray astronomy satellite ASTRO-C or Ginga, an X-ray astronomy satellite ASTRO-D or Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics, an X-ray astronomy satellite ASTRO-E, ASTRO-EII or Suzaku, an X-ray astronomy satellite ASTRO-F or Akari known as IRIS, an infrared astronomy satellite ASTRO-G or VSOP-2, a canceled radio astronomy satellite project ASTRO-H or Hitomi known as NeXT, an X-ray astronomy satellite ASTRO or its annual conference the Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Observatory, now the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory in Eureka, CanadaAstronomy Astrobiology Astrochemistry Astro-geodetic methods, a group of important methods in geodesy, satellite techniques and astrometry Astrometry Astrophysics Astropy Astro convention, a contract bridge bidding convention Astrodome, a sports venue in Houston and the first home of the Houston Astros The Houston Astros, a Major League Baseball team Astro, a Malaysian subscription-based multi-channel satellite TV and radio service Astro MAX, a former personal video recorder service for Astro Chevrolet Astro, a "mid-size" van GMC Astro, a cabover tractor-trailer truck made by GMC from 1968–1988 Astro-Gnome, an American automobile Adobe Flash Player version 10 Astrology Astro, used to describe the digital voice radios produced by Motorola Astro navigation, celestial navigation, positional astronomy, navigating by the stars Astro yogourt, a Parmalat Canada product Astro Teller and entrepreneur Astra Astro Arena Astros

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is a museum of religion in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been described as the only public museum in the world devoted to this subject, although other notable museums of this kind are the State Museum of the History of Religion in St. Petersburg and the Catharijneconvent in Utrecht; the museum is located on the lands of Glasgow Cathedral off High Street. It was constructed in 1989 on the site of a medieval castle-complex, the former residence of the bishops of Glasgow, parts of which can be seen inside the Cathedral and at the People's Palace, Glasgow; the museum building emulates the Scottish Baronial architectural style used for the former bishop's castle. The museum opened in 1993. Nearby are the Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house, the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow Necropolis; the museum houses exhibits relating to all the world's major religions, including a Zen garden and a sculpture showing Islamic calligraphy. It housed Salvador Dalí’s painting Christ of Saint John of the Cross from its opening in 1993 until the reopening of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in 2006.

Provand's Lordship House, across the street Glasgow Cathedral Museum website Glasgow Cathedral Precinct—History and original drawings of the Cathedral area

Very Special (Junko Onishi album)

Special is an album by the jazz pianist Junko Onishi and released in 2017. Junko Onishi – Piano, Fender Rhodes Takayoshi Baba – Guitar José James – Vocal Miho Hazama – Arranger and conductor Takuya Mori – Clarinet Yoshie Sato – Bass clarinet Shinnosuke Takahashi – Cymbals Yousuke Inoue – Bass Producer – Junko Onishi Co-Producer – Hitoshi Namekata, Ryoko Sakamoto Recording and mixing engineer – Shinya Matsushita Recorded at Sound City A-studio September 7–9, 2107 and Sound City Setagaya September 6, except C3 & C8 at Crescent Studio on January 17, 2011. Assistant engineer – Taiyo Nakayama Mastering engineer – Akihito Yoshikawa Cover photo – Haruyuki Shirai, Tetsuya Kurahara Art direction – Takuma Hojo Hair and Make-up Artist – Naoki Katagiri, Mari Watanabe for Ginjiro Stylist – Yuka Kikuchi Very Special / Junko Onishi – disk union Junko Onishi – Very Special at Discogs

RNLB Cecil Paine (ON 850)

RNLB Cecil Paine is a retired Liverpool-class non-self-righting lifeboat of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. It was the second motor lifeboat to be stationed in the English coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea in the county of Norfolk in the United Kingdom, was on station at Wells from 25 July 1945 until she was sold in June 1965, it had been decided in November 1941 by the district inspector that Wells station should be sent a new Liverpool class motor lifeboat but world events in the shape of the Second World War delayed the new lifeboat's arrival on station. The RNLI wanted to place one of their new twin engine Liverpool class lifeboat at Wells; the prototype of the twin-engined design had been laid down in 1940 but the boatyard was bombed by the Germans destroying this lifeboat which delayed further development work by some time. Wells received their new lifeboat in 1945 and the station was one of the first to receive the new design of lifeboat. Cecil Paine was built by Groves and Guttridge at their boatyard in Cowes on the Isle of Wight for the cost of £7,462.

She was powered by twin 18 bhp Weyburn AE.4 petrol engines. The engines were housed amidships beneath a large whaleback in the open cockpit of the lifeboat; this canopy served the dual purpose of providing some weather protection and shelter for the crew and the rescued. The hull was divided into six watertight compartments with 129 separate air cases; the lifeboat's self bailing capabilities consisted of 18 relieving scuppers, which could free the hull of water in an estimated 20 seconds. The Cecil Paine had a cruising speed of 7.0 kn. The lifeboat weighed in at nearly 8 tons and she was launched with a specially supplied tractor; the lifeboat had been paid for by a donation from the Legacy of a Mr A. C. Paine. After completing all her sea trials she took her place on station on 25 July 1945. Six months after the Cecil Paine arrived in Wells there was an attempt to steal her from her station. Situated at nearby RAF Matlaske there was a small German prisoner of War camp. Seven German POW's impatient to get home to Germany, stole a lorry in the village and had driven it to Wells.

Their plan was to steal the Cecil sail home across the North Sea back to the Continent. As they travelled along Beach Road in Wells, a local garage man by the name of Mr S Abel was suspicious of the erratically driven lorry with no lights on, he promptly reported this to the local police. When the POW's got to the lifeboat station they broke open a window and tried to start the engine of the lifeboat but gave up the attempt; the men were arrested by the Police. Cecil Paine’s first service took place on 9 February 1947; the lifeboat was called out to aid the MV Spirality of London. The ship was anchored two and half miles north-east of Wells Harbour in a strong easterly breeze and rough sea; the Spirality was dragging the three anchors. The lifeboat stood by until a tug arrived at 6 a.m. which took the Spirality in tow and set course for King's Lynn. The lifeboat returned to her station. One of Cecil Paine’s significant service took place on 18 May 1955 which involved the rescue of the crew members of the Turkish steam ship Zor of Istanbul.

The ship carrying a cargo of timber started listing. The vessel was four miles north-west of the Dudgeon lightvessel; the first of two lifeboats to respond to the stricken ship was the Cecil Paine. By this time there was a northerly gale blowing with squalls of sleet; the Zor was listing about forty degrees to starboard. The ship's cargo of timber began to spill into the sea; the captain's wife and some of the crew had left the ship and had gone aboard the steamship Richmond Queen, standing by. After her arrival, Cecil Paine managed to rescue several more of the crew, but four men decided to stay aboard to try to save the vessel. Cecil Paine, now running low on fuel, had to return to her station. RNLB Forester’s Centenary arrived at the scene to relive her. By the time the lifeboat arrived it was clear to Coxswain West of the Sheringham boat, that the Zor was sinking. Coxswain West asked the captain to abandon ship but he refused; the Tug Serviceman arrived on the scene with the intention of taking the Zor in tow.

After the tow began the ship began to list violently. With this turn of events the Captain asked the lifeboat to help them abandon ship. To extract the remaining four men Coxswain West maneuvered the lifeboat to the exposed port side of the ship were a rope was hanging over the side. West steered the lifeboat in to the ship's side and held position whilst the crew slid down the rope to safety on the lifeboat. Within ten minutes of the extraction the ship sank below the waves. For their parts in this rescue, both Coxswain's William Cox of Wells and West of Sheringham were accorded Thanks of the Institution on Vellum. In the following years the lifeboat was involved in several more services and rescues including another joint rescue with Sheringham lifeboat on 31 October 1956 to the SS Wimbledon. Coxswain West of Sheringham had radioed that his Lifeboat's fuel supply was running low and Cecil Paine was launched to the SS Eleanor Brook to collect the ill mate of the Wimbledon, taken aboard the Eleanor Brook and to deliver fuel to the Foresters' Centenary.

In the meantime a Helicopter from RAF Horsham St Faith had landed a doctor aboard the Eleanor Brook to attend to the mate. The doctor made attempts to resuscitate the mate but this proved unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead

AND Corporation

AND Corporation was incorporated in 1992. AND Corporation developed Holographic Neural Technology, the technology based upon complex-valued phase coherence/decoherence principles in the emulation of neurological learning and function; the company has been active in the object recognition and biometrics application areas. AND Corporation is based in Toronto, Canada. In 1992 the Wiley Series on Sixth Generation Computing Technologies published the book "Fuzzy and Parallel Intelligence, The Sixth Generation Breakthrough" which introduces the technology; the author of the article John Sutherland is the founder of AND Corporation. The technology provides holographic superposition of associative information through digital emulation of wave functions. Having recognized the advanced learning and storage capacities for associative memory applying these principles, the company received international patents for conversion of information to the complex phase representation, application of complex valued inner and outer products with phase conjugation in the operation of learning and recall.

The technology is analogous to quantum computing with respect to superposition of information. The first version of the HNeT Application Development System was released in 1990 and published in 1991 which contained a number of example applications, based on the complex valued phase coherence/decoherence process. Among these applications were the complex valued Hopfield network or complex associative memory, discovered by S. Jankowski in 1996 according to A. Hirose et al; the concepts developed and applied within the HNeT technology form the basis for several related academic fields. AND Corporation provides the HNeT Application Development System to government and research institutions on a research basis; the company's primary business activities center on application development and licensing of the HNeT technology. An example of one applied application area of the HNeT technology is in the biometrics area where the technology has been licensed to Acsys Biometrics. HNeT provides a full Neuromorphic model of the brain, however is applied principally using simpler substructures based on the cerebellar model.

AND Corporation website